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​Stephens welcomes Brighton competition

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Dale Stephens is happy to have competition for his place.

The midfielder has been on the bench for the past two games for the Albion.

But Stevens, who played 36 league games two seasons ago, says that having a deep squad is not a problem.

He knows that having better players allows the team to perform at a higher level most weeks.

Aaron Mooy and Yves Bissouma are his main competition this season.

He told The Argus: "It has happened to me a few times this year.

"It shows the level of player we have got within the team.

"It happens in football. Whether I have played a lot for this football club or not, we want to attract top players.

"Sometimes that means players miss out on playing football.

"We want good, healthy competition within the squad and that is what we have got."

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